How To Pronounce 'd'arvit'

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Re: How To Pronounce 'd'arvit'

Post by chocolatetruffles1 » Sat 24th Mar 2012

I just say Darvit.
But I am kinda convinced that it can be said
D arvit
d and arvit are seperated
like Duh arvit.
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Re: How To Pronounce 'd'arvit'

Post by Amber Root » Thu 29th Mar 2012

I say D-Arvit. x3 Just like almost everyone here does.

To me it's pretty simple; " D' Arvit"

The ' says not to go on, so D.

Then plain Arvit.

D Arvit.

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Re: How To Pronounce 'd'arvit'

Post by CaptainMiraKelp » Sat 31st Mar 2012

It depends for me. If I'm in a rush, I say darvit, but when I'm not, I usually say d'arvit, but pronounce it de-arvit. x3
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Re: How To Pronounce 'd'arvit'

Post by chocolatetruffles1 » Mon 9th Apr 2012

i FOUND evidence. AF audiobooks are read like "Darvit", and the "Call me Artemis Fowl song says "Darvit to you."
in conclusion, darvit.
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Re: How To Pronounce 'd'arvit'

Post by LEPreconGirl » Fri 13th Apr 2012

I say it like Duh- Arrr-vit. The D is like I'm letting out a sharp breath that sounds like a 'Duh' and then Arvit sounds like Are-vit.

Alternatively, it's The aame "Duh" sound then are-vet.
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Re: How To Pronounce 'd'arvit'

Post by BLoemetje » Sun 12th Aug 2012

I always just pronounced it as "Dar-veet". But I recently came across this, and pronounce it now a bit more like the original word. I think its history is interesting, I thought it was just a word Colfer made up.
"D'Arvit" was not the creation of Eoin Colfer, as is popularly believed. On the Aran Islands (off the coast of Ireland) there is a legend in which a dark banshee would rip your soul from your body when you were alone, unless you were to utter the Irish word 'Dh'ábhoit' (pronounced daw-voyt). The word was anglicized during the conquest of Henry VIII and became 'D'Arvit', though the original meaning remains. The curse is mainly used in Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) areas of Connacht but is seen as an Irish word everywhere (with its original spelling).

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